ARMENIAN, TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTERS DISCUSS RATIFICATION OF PROTOCOLS

Interfax
Dec 2 2009
Russia

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and Turkish Foreign
Minister Ahmet Davutoglu discussed the ratification of the
Armenian-Turkish protocols by the countries' parliaments, the Armenian
Foreign Ministry told Interfax on Wednesday.

"The Armenian and Turkish foreign ministers discussed the ratification
of the protocols signed by the two countries on October 10, 2009 at
a meeting in Athens on December 1," it said.

The Armenian and Turkish foreign ministers signed a protocol on the
establishment of diplomatic relations and a protocol on the development
of bilateral relations in Zurich on October 10.

To take legal effect, the documents have to be ratified by the two
parliaments.

Nalbandian is taking part in the 17th meeting of the OSCE Ministerial
Council in Athens.